John Fleming, the Secretary of the St.George Dragons from 1978 to 1988, passed away in the early hours of Saturday morning at Beaudesert in Queensland.
Mr Fleming was the Secretary of the Club when the Dragons won their last premiership and was also at the helm when St.George won the Panasonic Cup in 1988. He became Club Secretary when Frank Facer passed away in 1978.
Mr Fleming first became a member of the St.George committee in 1969 and played a key role as a selector and Reserve Grade Secretary before he succeeded Frank Facer as Secretary.
He will also be remembered for managing the unbeaten 1986 Kangaroos on their campaign in France and England. In early 1988 he helped to ensure that Kogarah's new grandstand was approved by Kogarah Council. Geoff Carr succeeded John Fleming as Club Secretary in December 1988.
During the 1990s, Mr Fleming played a key role on the Board of the St.George Leagues Club and will be fondly remembered by Dragons' supporters and Club members.
R2K would like to extend its sympathy to the Fleming family and the St.George District RLFC of which John was made a life member in 1980.